Benefits of Residential Care
What are the Benefits of Residential Care Homes?
If you are considering moving into residential care, or the time has come to move a loved one into residential care, you will have many questions and concerns as to whether you are doing the right things. We hope to put your mind at rest with some of the key benefits for your loved one and you.
Loneliness is a big factor in the deterioration of health and mental state. A residential home offers the chance to socialise with people in both the same age group and situation. There is ample opportunity to spend time alone, as well, as many people enjoy and need time by themselves. But there will always be people around for companionship.
Round the Clock Safety
One of the biggest worries of an elderly relative living alone is safety. You can’t monitor them round the clock. A residential care home offers exactly that. Nursing staff and carers on hand 24/7 to make sure your loved one is safe and well, and also to arrange any medical intervention required.
Mental and Physical Wellbeing
Life in a residential home includes a wide variety of social activities, aimed at providing mental and physical stimulation. It’s so important to keep both mind and body active. The programme of activities on offer will present the chance to discover new hobbies and interests as well as enjoying old favourites.
We all know how important it is to eat well but it’s not always easy or practical to prepare substantial meals for those who don’t live with you. Therefore, it’s incredibly reassuring to know that in a residential care home, carefully planned and nutritionally balanced meals are served throughout the day.
Peace of mind
If your elderly loved one lives on their own, do you know that they are warm enough, safe in their environment and taking care of their personal hygiene? Care homes bring you the peace of mind that all that is taken care of as standard. No worries about heating bills or medication being forgotten or mixed up. Always the knowledge that they are safe and being well looked after.
A big concern for those contemplating residential care is that it signals the end of independence. But care homes actually offer the best of both worlds. Residents have their own room to personalise and make homely. There are lots of new activities they can try out and there is always the opportunity to continue with existing hobbies, as well as spending time alone or with others. Rather than implying the end of independence, it’s the start of a new chapter.
We know how happy our residents are and how pleased their families are with the care we offer. If you would like to talk to us about life in one of MG’s care homes, or arrange a visit, please give us a call on 01892 864429.